Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura

Twenty-four Paragons of the Empire

Information

Title Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura 俊楠常刀正行
Series title Twenty-four Paragons of the Empire 皇國二十四功
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839–1892)
Date 3/1893 (posthumous edition)
Publisher Daikokuya Matsuki Heikichi (Shōjudō) 大黒屋松木平吉 (松寿堂)
Woodcarver Negishi Naoyama 根岸直山
City Tokyo
Signature Yoshitoshi 芳年
Artist seal Yoshitoshi 芳年
Technique & material Woodblock print; full colour print; pigment on paper
Format ōban
Object number SH2018-DM-125
Credit Line Gift of Muck and Mieke Douma
Provenance Gifted to the Japan Museum SieboldHuis in April 2018 by Muck and Mieke Douma

Description

Posthumous edition issued by Daikokuya (Matsuki) Heikichi. The original series appeared first in 1881, and was finished in 1887, by publisher Tsuda Genshichi. In the early edition by Genshichi the title cartouche is red, the signature is framed, and the background has various colours.